Australia establishes Afghanistan war crimes prosecutor after years of whistle-blower reports

//Australia establishes Afghanistan war crimes prosecutor after years of whistle-blower reports

Australia establishes Afghanistan war crimes prosecutor after years of whistle-blower reports

Australia on Thursday moved to prosecute alleged war crimes by its special forces deployed in Afghanistan, years after harrowing reports emerged of civilians and prisoners being killed.Prime Minister Scott Morrison – citing allegations of “serious and possibly criminal misconduct” – appointed a special investigator, a move to forestall any prosecution at the International Criminal Court.After the September 11 terror attacks more than 26,000 Australian uniformed personnel were sent to…

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